Monday, July 27, 2009

There's no place like home!

After nearly 20 hours of travel time we are finally home! We arrived home around 10:30pm on Friday night to a wonderful but emotional homecoming! We were greeted by my parents, the boys, my sister, and my good friend Bev. It was a perfect homecoming after such a long flight. Mia did great on the long journey home and slept between Dan and I on the big flight from Beijing to Newark, NJ from 9:00pm to 4:30am. Everyone was so excited to meet her and she did so well with all of the attention.


We are slowly recovering from jet lag and Saturday was pretty much a blur. Mia and I both returned home with colds. Each day we are feeling a little better and are so glad to be back on US soil! There is no place like home!































11 comments:

Kim K. said...

Welcome home. Your pictures are precious...tears and all. Such an emotional journey. Best wishes with your upcoming doctors appointments. Please don't hesitate to contact me with cardiology questions.

reyfam1994 said...

SOOO happy to see you home and with your boys AND your girl! I got choked up seeing the pix of you greeting them. I can only imagine what it was like to be away from them for so long.
They will LOVE Mia, I'm sure. Rest up and enjoy your bonding time.
Will email you soon.

La Dolce Vita said...

Congrats, and welcome home! So happy for you!

Wendy said...

Love the pics, everyone looks so happy (exhausted, anxious...); enjoy those memories and make new ones...talk to you soon.

Wendy in CF

Angie said...

Welcome home, Melinda! So glad you are home safe and sound AND with all your babies under one roof! Rest up and ENJOY!

TanyaLea said...

What an emotional reunion...it's beautiful to see your family together as one! :) God bless you all as you settle back home with precious Mia...she is definitely a cute little Sweetie!!! I can't wait until the day we bring our Khloe home and experience these very moments you are currently savoring! Thanks for allowing us a peak into your journey!! :)

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Blessings and Hugs,
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Kimberly said...

Glad you're home safe and sound. That's wonderful she did so well on her flight. What sweet pictures from your homecoming at the airport. Rest and enjoy your time back home with your family as a whole.

Anonymous said...

So glad you all are home and now all together as one big and happy family!! :) Your pictures are precious with the boys welcoming Mia and you both home. I can't wait to see her! Heading to Dayton again this week but will try to call when I get back. I'm thinking you guys are so busy now with family and friends visiting that I'll have to wait in line! LOL But anyways, so glad your journey brought you home safe and now you can begin a new chapeter together with little Mia. Take care and try to get some rest, hope you both feel better!

Jeanie

Donna said...

Welcome back!! The photos are great, love the signs (our kids made them for Lainey, too!) and you look sweetly emotional hugging those boys :) Get out in the sun!! Jet lag goes away quicker when you get lots of outside time.

Pamela said...

Welcome home! So good to see you are home. The picture of you hugging one of your sons made me cry. I think we should leave the US more often so we truly feel blessed to live here... I am sure it feels great to be back!

Party of Seven said...

Thanks for sharing your blog with us on ChinaHeartChild yahoo group. We will keep you family in our prayers as you prepare for surgery. Our daughter was 19 months when we got her last year and is a ToF baby too. She is doing so well and is a true blessing. Welcome back home.